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Ants! (1977)

It Happened at Lakewood Manor (original title)
An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to... See full summary »

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Robert Scheerer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Foxworth ... Mike Carr
Lynda Day George ... Valerie Adams
Gerald Gordon Gerald Gordon ... Tony Fleming
Bernie Casey ... Vince
Barry Van Dyke ... Richard Cyril
Karen Lamm ... Linda Howard
Myrna Loy ... Ethel
Anita Gillette ... Peggy Kenter
Steve Franken ... White
Brian Dennehy ... Fire Chief
Suzanne Somers ... Gloria
Bruce French ... Tom
Barbara Brownell ... Marjorie
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Doc (as Stacey Keach Sr.)
René Enríquez ... Luis (as Rene Enriquez)
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An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to contain the ants and rescue those trapped in the hotel are hampered by the progress of the creepy crawlers upward from floor to floor. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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The Picnic Is Ruined.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ants! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stuntman Conrad Palmisano was buried alive for the film with only a garden hose for him to breath air through. This was only tried once for this film. He would only do it one time. So they had to get it right the first and only time. It was a very dangerous stunt. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Adams: Just checking paper towels!
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Featured in Svengoolie: Ants! (2018) See more »

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Ants From A Pit
29 June 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Robert Foxworth plays construction crew foreman Mike Carr, who discovers a horde of poisonous killer ants after two of his men are attacked while working in a pit being dug near an old-fashioned hotel, the Lakewood Manor, which soon thereafter becomes the last refuge of him and a few other people trapped there as the ant army advances upward and onwards....how can they be stopped before they reach the top floor, where they will be trapped? Brian Dennehy and Suzanne Somers costar in this TV movie that remains watchable, with some suspense, but a story that is still quite clichéd and predictable; at least the ants were normal-sized for a change!


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